Lifestyle changes of Japanese people on overseas assignment in Michigan, USA
Kazuya Kitamura , Michael D Fetters , Kiyoshi Sano , Juichi Sato and Nobutaro Ban
Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2009, 8:7doi:10.1186/1447-056X-8-7
Published: 16 July 2009
Most participants reported increased caloric intake, weight gain, and less exercise. They also reported increased time with family. More women than men reported physical symptoms and anxiety related to stress. Smoking and alcohol intake were essentially unchanged. No associations were identified between length of residence in the US and health lifestyle habits or other health outcomes.
Negative lifestyle changes occur in diet and exercise for overseas Japanese people, but a positive change in increased family time was found. Women appear to be at a greater risk for somatic disorders than men. As duration of stay does not appear predictive of adverse changes, clinicians should advise patients going abroad of these risks regardless of the term of the work assignment.
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